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13 Apr 2015

FMC issues report on detention, demurrage and free time

FMC issues report on detention, demurrage and free time

Fees are having "negative impact" on the fair, efficient and reliable movement of ocean cargo, according to a new report from the Federal Maritime Commission.

The FMC has released a report on detention, demurrage and free time. The Federal Maritime Commission has released a report on detention, demurrage and free time. The FMC posted a link for the report " Rules, Rates, and Practices Relating to Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time for Containerized Imports and Exports Moving Through Selected United States Ports " on its website. FMC Chairman Mario Cordero said the agency "has heard from many importers, exporters, and drayage trucking companies complaining about demurrage and detention charges that they must pay even though they cannot timely access their cargo or drop it off before free time expires." Last year the FMC held forums on port congestion in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Charleston and New Orleans.

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